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Old 10-02-2009, 04:07 PM
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Where do you guys mount your thermocells? Do you strap it vertical to the tree above your head or do you strap it horizontal to the base of your treestand? I hunt with a Lonewolf Alpha & I strapped it horizontal to my base last weekend, but I have to be careful not to step on it. Seems to me that the vapors rise, so if I strap it to the tree over my head it might not work so well. I'll experiment tomorrow morning, I'm just wondering how every one else does it. Also does a thermocell work better upright or laying down or it's not affected? Thanks - Rich
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:19 PM
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I usually have it at my feet whether I am in a tree stand or ground blind, if I am doing a spot and stalk then its clipped to my waist.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:02 PM
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update - I now hang my backpack behind my right shoulder in the tree - the thermocell clips onto a loop on the top of my backpack - works great - for skeeters that is - I was pounded by yellow flies for most of the day - those buggers would even land on the thermocell when they weren't harrassing me - the only thing that stops them is killing them - still had a great day in the woods - saw 1 bear, 1 GIANT bobcat, 2 coons, 1 gator, 1 owl picking off a squirrel & several other squirrels - spent 12 hours in my lonewolf - a new record for me - my wife can't imagine spending 12 hours in a tree - I can't imagine NOT spending it - it was Heaven even with no kill - I love to disappear into the swamp & become part of it - yesterday did my Soul a world of Good ...
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:38 PM
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They say you should lay it flat. I try to put mine on the platform of ahy ladder or tree stand I am in. I carry a real small strap to strap it in place. Nothing worse than kicking it off and to the ground.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:38 AM
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I bought a thermocell last year. Unless I'm doing something wrong, I was not at all impressed. To test it out, I sat outside one night when mosquitoes were thick. Some of them actually landed on the Thermocell (and me)
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:56 PM
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Did you have the blue waffer in and was it turned on?
I hunt East Tx. and we are covered up with them, until the thermocell comes on. Even the Nats are gone!
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:17 PM
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Ya, the wafer was in and turned on. I can only guess that the wafer was close to being used up. I'll try again this year.
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:31 PM
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i want to buy a thermacell badly.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:00 PM
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I have velcro on the base of my tree stand towards the back and I put my there behind my feet.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:49 AM
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If you don't have one you need to buy the 15.00 Thermocell Holster..you can get it from the Walmart online store with 96 cents shipping

I have a Summit Backpacker..Teh holster has a built in adjustable strap with it.I strap mine to the front bar..WOrks like a charm.

While turkey hunting..I just lay it on the ground in front of me.It's supposed to have 15 foot protectection...not sure about that but it works up close..

If the lone wolf looks like I think it does..I'd make a bracket that you could screw into the tree..one that would keep the unit laying down flat.
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